Govt ramps up lo­cal land deeds ef­fort

Bangkok Post - - NATIONAL -

The govern­ment is ex­pe­dit­ing the dis­tri­bu­tion of ti­tle deeds to the land­less poor in 50 prov­inces as part of ef­forts to solve en­croach­ment on for­est re­serves and re­duce so­cial dis­par­i­ties.

Deputy In­te­rior Min­is­ter Niphon Bun­ya­ma­nee yes­ter­day signed a min­is­te­rial an­nounce­ment des­ig­nat­ing 50 prov­inces which will un­dergo land sur­veys and map­ping to is­sue land ti­tle deeds un­der the 1985 Land Code Amend­ment Act.

The project will be­gin on Oct 1 and run un­til Sept 30 next year and re­quire more than 444 mil­lion baht to sur­vey a to­tal of 122,400 land plots in these prov­inces, in­clud­ing the three south­ern bor­der prov­inces of Pat­tani, Yala and Narathi­wat as part of a pol­icy to boost se­cu­rity, Mr Niphon said.

The project is part of the govern­ment’s 20-year na­tional strat­egy which is in­tended to re­store and pre­serve nat­u­ral re­sources and the en­vi­ron­ment, and pro­mote sus­tain­able eco­nomic growth, the min­is­ter said.

“Land own­er­ship is a guar­an­tee peo­ple will have ac­cess to fund­ing for fur­ther land devel­op­ment so they can boost crop pro­duc­tion and earn more in­come,” Mr Niphon said.

The project will also en­sure clar­ity in the de­mar­ca­tion of land bound­aries, which in turn will help re­duce en­croach­ment on for­est re­serves, and pre­vent land dis­putes be­tween the state and pri­vate sec­tor, he said.

Cur­rently, the public can down­load the Land­sMaps app to ac­cess land in­for­ma­tion, such as the shapes and po­si­tions of land parcels na­tion­wide, and satel­lite im­ages of land bound­aries, he added.

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